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  1. Howard Bryant on the hidden cost of sports integration

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN's Gambling Issue, Howard Bryant writes that many regard integration as a universal triumph of America's long struggle for racial equality. But African-American tennis pioneer Art Carrington sees a different story.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2015
  2. Australian Open - Will this be Kei Nishikori's year?

    Howard Bryant

    Make no mistake: Kei Nishikori's run to the US Open final was no aberration. Matter of fact, he might go one round further this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  3. Australian Open - Why this could be Taylor Townsend's time on WTA...

    Howard Bryant

    Based on 2014, we have no clue what to expect from Serena Williams this season, but there are a couple of young Americans ready to break through.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  4. US Open - First week reinforces questions about American tennis

    Howard Bryant

    American tennis took more blows during the first week of the US Open, reinforcing some questions about big names and raising more uncomfortable ones, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  5. French Open - French Open exposes Americans' weakness

    Howard Bryant

    The sky has been falling for a long time for the Americans men on clay. And there's nothing to suggest this will change anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  6. Rafael Nadal's French Open record at risk

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Rafael Nadal heads into the French Open haunted by a bad back, low confidence and, most daunting of all, the specter of facing Novak Djokovic.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  7. Indian Wells tennis - Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in insta...

    Howard Bryant

    The final result at Indian Wells seemed almost secondary in what was another epic between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  8. Indian Wells tennis - Flavia Pennetta simply a pro

    Howard Bryant

    One year ago, Flavia Pennetta wasn't sure how much more tennis was in her future. But here she is ... an Indian Wells champ, Howard Bryant writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  9. Indian Wells tennis - Roger Federer no longer yesterday's champio...

    Howard Bryant

    With so much on the line, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have nothing to prove -- or do they, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  10. Indian Wells tennis - Big opportunity for Agnieszka Radwanska aga...

    Howard Bryant

    No one questions how wonderfully gifted Agnieszka Radwanska is, but a fatal lack of power has kept her from joining the elite, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  11. Indian Wells tennis - Alexandr Dolgopolov a true original

    Howard Bryant

    If you like a flashy shot-maker who defies a lot of what today's game is, we have just the guy for you: Alexandr Dolgopolov.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  12. Sloane Stephens has trouble living up to the hype - ESPN The Maga...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Sloane Stephens is discovering that it is much easier to generate hype than it is to live up to it.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  13. Sloane Stephens has trouble living up to the hype - ESPN The Maga...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Sloane Stephens is discovering that it is much easier to generate hype than it is to live up to it.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  14. Australian Open - Nothing in tennis beats the breathtaking Rafael...

    Howard Bryant

    There is nothing in tennis that beats the breathtaking Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  15. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic needs Grand Slams to secure his ...

    Howard Bryant

    Novak Djokovic is already one of the greatest players ever, but to cement a truly elite legacy he needs to get busy winning more Grand Slam titles, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  16. Australian Open - Make-or-break year for Sloane Stephens

    Howard Bryant

    The game seems to come almost too easily to Sloane Stephens, but she still has a lot of work to do in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014